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China replaces finance minister Lou Jiwei

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hile many outlets described the reshuffle as a shock or even a power play by Xi Jinping, one Beijing-based academic downplayed its significance, saying, “It’s normal for cadres at ministerial level to step down at his age… The party is making personnel adjustments ahead of [next year’s] congress.”
12 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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